Sunday, June 24, 2018

Revelation 1:17c-18a, 19:18 22:13 NIV 2011

“I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One.”

On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the beginning and the End.

 

John identified himself as the author of Revelation in 1:1, 4, 9 and 22:8. He revealed many characteristics of Christ in his apocalyptic letter to the seven churches in Western Asia Minor, 1:4. He encouraged the faithful to stand firm in light of Jesus return. Christ will return to judge the wicked and deliver the righteous. Jesus is the First and the Last and the Living One. Isaiah 44:6, “This is what the Lord says—Israel’s King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty: I am the first and the last; apart from me there is no God.” Jesus Christ the Lord is everything we need.

 

Summarizing John’s words, I didn’t need to go far. Aaron Jeoffrey eloquently ended his song with this, “And in the Revelation, in the very end, when it’s all over, said and done, when time is no more, He is and will always be the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Prince of Peace, son of Man, Lamb of God, The Great I am, Alpha and Omega, God and Savior. He is Jesus Christ the Lord, He is everything that you need.”

 

How do you know Jesus?

 

Praising the Savior daily,

S

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